Food Your Guests Will Love at Your Modern Jewish (or Jew-ish) Wedding

Courses To Dine For From Cocktails to Dessert!

Jewish Wedding Food: From unique mojitos to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, what are the trends for Food you can use at your Modern Jewish Wedding?

The Cocktail Hour

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Adding a DIY touch to the cocktail hour invites attendees to start the fun way before the dancing even begins. Infusion bars, which allow guests to customize their own libations are leading the pack among the Jewish wedding food trends. These fun cocktail bars allow people to tailor a personal beverage to taste and encourage conversation amongst all the attendees.

Not a liquor crowd?

Another wedding food trend you can use at your Modern Jewish Wedding is to opt for a wine tasting reception-complete with custom wine labels and corks!

For the cocktail hour Jewish wedding food: playful, and portable is the way to go!  We are seeing a ton of savory mini cupcakes and lollipops, which give the illusion that it’s okay to have dessert first. Instead, these delectable cupcake delights are filled with manchego cheese, zucchini and salmon with creme fraiche. The lollipops are made similar to a smoked salmon pinwheel with a dill creme fraiche. Bite-size treats are both easy to walk around with and easy for guests to snack on before the big meal.

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Photo by: KLK Photography

The Main Course

Jewish wedding food is all about the main course this year.  The main course is pulling out all the stops to make sure it’s not an afterthought to the amazing cocktail hour.

Stepping into the cool zone for spring and summer weddings are chilled soup stations-ideal for both savory soups as a first course or fruit soups for dessert.

Cross-cultural cooking is also trending in modern Jewish wedding food, showcasing the very popular Asian and Latin American flavor combinations. Dim Sum carts are huge hit!

One common denominator in all of the Jewish wedding food for the main course fare is small plates!  Many events are opting for the small plate stations rather than the full-on buffet style.

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Photo by: Blaine Sisser

Dessert at Your Modern Jewish Wedding

Last, but certainly not least for dessert. Cupcakes and cake pops are still the rage, but coming up close behind are a couple of other delicious options such as the “Cake in a jar and donuts!

Also gaining popularity are push up pops & popsicles that are guaranteed to cool anyone off during the summer. You’ll find flavors such as salted caramel, raspberry chocolate chile, coconut mango, espresso bean and praline brittle boasting big fan clubs.

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Photo by: Jenny DeMarco Photography


These delectable Jewish wedding food trends are sure to get all the guests salivating!






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